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Framingham risk score

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In medicine, the Framingham risk score is a clinical prediction rule for prediction cardiac events. The score was derived from the cohort of subjects in the Framingham Heart Study.[1]

Several versions of the equations are available.[2] The Framingham risk score can prediction events at 5[3] and 10[4][5] years


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